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Cycling Vancouver to Kamloops

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Cycling Vancouver to Kamloops

I'm visiting family in Kamloops this August and thought, why don't I ride my bike there?!

Has anyone ridden Vancouver to Kamloops and, if so, which way did you go? I'm opting towards Highway 1 which goes through Lytton/Spences Bridge as it's less busy and fewer giant hills, though it adds about 100km. Strangely, if you choose the cycling option on Google Maps, it won't let you choose that route. The Coquihalla Highway seems like a terrible bike ride with all the big trucks that go past at mock 10 though at least it has a shoulder most of the way. 

I would be riding about 100km a day (staying in Hope, Lytton & Cache Creek) and am looking at taking public transportation as far as possible past Vancouver to avoid the city and shave off some time. Thinking I will need 3-4 days for this trip. And then I'm looking at taking Via Rail back as they allow bikes (or hitch a ride with a friend). 

Recommendation welcome! I found 1 blog online about this route and have seen many cyclists on it. 

 

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Here some links to that

Here some links to that portion of our cross Canada tour.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19602818

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19603228

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Unfortunately, I can't view

Unfortunately, I can't view them! It looks like they're set to private. 

How was going through the Fraser Highway tunnels? That's only thing I'm concerned about on the Fraser Highway are the tunnels and the tourist traffic. It looks like some tunnels have a walkway and some don't. 

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Let me see if I can change it

Let me see if I can change it to public.

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I changed it to public see if

I changed it to public see if that helps.

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Great route!

My hometown is Clearwater! Going through Manning Park must have been beautiful! How long approx. do you think it took from Vancouver to Kamloops? I'm not sure I'll have enough time to go this direction but a great alternative, except for the parts of the main highways. 

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Here is a link to our journal

Here is a link to our journal

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/diligence